As of last night, no one had stepped forward with the Quick Pick lottery ticket worth $208 million, said New York Lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman. That's the biggest lottery jackpot ever won on Long Island.
The ticket was sold around 2 p.m. Monday, according to Lois Meyers, a bookkeeper at the supermarket. It bears Mega numbers 23, 32, 33, 39, 43 and a Mega Ball of 8.
Asked if she thought a co-worker could be the big winner, Lisa Korpi, the store's head bookkeeper said, "We don't think it's an employee. . . But we don't know for sure."
Despite the big win, shopper Frank Piccoli, 80, of Ridge, indicated he was not tempted to buy a lottery ticket at the store.
An infrequent lottery player, he said, "Whoever buys a ticket from this store now is an automatic loser," based on the principle that lightning doesn't strike twice in the same spot.